slip tongue


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slip tongue

[′slip ‚təŋ]
(engineering)
A pole on a horse-drawn wagon that is fastened by slipping it between two plates connected to the forecarriage.

spline, false tongue, feather, slip feather, slip tongue

spline, 2
spline, 1
1. A long thin strip of wood or metal which is inserted in a slot formed by two members, each of which is grooved and butted against the other.
2. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a strip of metal or hard fiber inserted in the slot between adjacent acoustical tiles which butt against each other, forming a concealed mechanical joint.
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To fill in the voids behind the first field boards, use slip tongues as we did on both sides of the hearth (Fig.
When you have to rip grooves off boards for a custom fit, you can recut them with a special grooving router bit (Photo 15) and add slip tongues as necessary.
47, and Photo 15) for grooving ripped flooring for slip tongues.